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Johnson, Barbara 1947-2009

Works: 49 works in 298 publications in 4 languages and 10,065 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Handbooks and manuals  History  Exhibition catalogs  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about Barbara Johnson
Most widely held works by Barbara Johnson
Moses and multiculturalism by Barbara Johnson( )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Countering impressions of Moses reinforced by Sigmund Freud in his epoch-making Moses and Monotheism, this concise, engaging work begins with the perception that the story of Moses is at once the most nationalist and the most multicultural of all foundation narratives. Weaving together various texts -- biblical passages, philosophy, poems, novels, opera, and movies -- Barbara Johnson explores how the story of Moses has been appropriated, reimagined, and transmitted across cultures and historical moments. But she finds that already in the Bible, the story of Moses is a multicultural story, the story of someone who functions well in a world to which he, unbeknownst to the casual observer, does not belong. Using the Moses story as a lens through which to view questions at the heart of contemporary literary, philosophical, and ethical debates, Johnson shows how, through a close analysis of this figure's recurrence through time, we might understand something of the paradoxes, if not the impasses of contemporary multiculturalism."--Back cover
A world of difference by Barbara Johnson( Book )

30 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and Japanese and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The revised two-volume edition of this classic in feminist literature makes available to new generations of students and scholars an original, well written and carefully thought-out representation of civilization's development. Elise Boulding offers a comprehensive and fascinating inventory of women's contributions to history over time and presents many invaluable models which can assist in relating history from a much-needed women's perspective. Volume One concentrates on pre history and the earliest civilizing roles of women. Volume Two focuses on the transition centuries and includes additional new material on the 20th century women's movement and the resultant social transformations, as well as an exciting epilogue enti
The critical difference : essays in the contemporary rhetoric of reading by Barbara Johnson( Book )

44 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persons and things by Barbara Johnson( )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Persons and Things, Johnson turns deconstruction around to make a fundamental contribution to the new aesthetics. She begins with the most elementary thing we know: deconstruction calls attention to gaps and reveals that their claims upon us are fraudulent. Johnson revolutionizes the method by showing that the inanimate thing exposed as a delusion is central to fantasy life, that fantasy life, however deluded, should be taken seriously, and that although a work of art "is formed around something missing," this "void is its vanishing point, not its essence." She shows that the void inside Keats's urn, Heidegger's jug, or Wallace Stevens's jar forms the center around which we tend to organize our worlds."--Jacket
Consequences of theory( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The feminist difference : literature, psychoanalysis, race, and gender by Barbara Johnson( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the final analysis, Johnson argues, literature is essential for feminism because it is the place where impasses can be kept and opened for examination, where questions can be guarded and not forced into a premature validation of the available paradigms
Freedom and interpretation : the Oxford Amnesty lectures, 1992( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Much of modern thought - philosophical, linguistic, literary, and psychoanalytic - denies the possibility of a unified and whole self. What do such theories imply about how we interpret our freedom? If the self is really as fragmented and fragile as such theories suggest, how can we defend human rights in the world?"--BOOK JACKET. "At a time when these questions are as vital as ever, here is a fascinating series of meditations on human freedom and intellectual responsibility by some of the most challenging thinkers of today. In this first volume of the Oxford Amnesty Lectures, seven leading literary figures - Wayne C. Booth, Helene Cixous, Terry Eagleton, Frank Kermode, Julia Kristeva, Paul Ricoeur, and Edward W. Said - explore the relationship between political freedom and modern conceptions of the self as they address questions of identity, nationalism, politics, ethics, poetic language, and freedom."--BOOK JACKET. "The speakers represent a comprehensive range of positions in relation to the most vexing ethical issues facing hermeneutic practice today. Taking their inspiration from a variety of perspectives - from psychoanalytic therapy (Kristeva) to women's art (Cixous) to the experience of marginality and dispossession (Said) - each of them seeks in the ashes of the autonomous liberal self a basis for a new ethics from which a new sense of responsibility toward others might be forged. Each tries to construct for him- or herself a way of relating thought and literature to freedom and ethical imperatives in the face of radical questions about the nature of meaning and truth."--BOOK JACKET. "The volume is a testimony both to the richness of critical thought today and to the commitment of its leading exponents to the issue of human rights."--Jacket
Mother tongues : sexuality, trials, motherhood, translation by Barbara Johnson( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charles Baudelaire, Walter Benjamin, and Sylvia Plath make up the odd trio on which this book is based. It is in the surprising and revealing links between them - links pertaining to troublesome mothers, elusive foreign languages, and professional disappointments - that Barbara Johnson maps the coordinates of her larger claims about the ideal of oneness in every area of life, and about the damage done by this ideal."--Jacket
Défigurations du langage poétique : la seconde révolution baudelairienne by Barbara Johnson( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in French and Japanese and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divagations : the 1897 arrangement by the author ; together with "Music and letters" by Stéphane Mallarmé( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wake of deconstruction by Barbara Johnson( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pedagogical imperative : teaching as a literary genre( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dissemination by Jacques Derrida( Book )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines works by Plato, Mallarme, and Sollers in order to show the problems of presentation in Western philosophy and literature
Divagations by Stéphane Mallarmé( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait : ""Un ciel pâle, sur le monde qui finit de décrépitude, va peut-être partir avec les nuages : les lambeaux de la pourpre usée des couchants déteignent dans une rivière dormant à l'horizon submergé de rayons de d'eau ... ""
Freiheit und Interpretation( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French way of life : an American guide to manners in France by Barbara Johnson( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composition by Anita Pincas( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Barbara Johnson reader : the surprise of otherness by Barbara Johnson( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Reader collects in a single volume some of the most influential essays written by Barbara Johnson over the course of her thirty-year career as a pioneering literary theorist and cultural critic. Johnson achieved renown early in her career, both as a brilliant student of the Yale School of literary criticism and as the translator of Jacques Derrida's Dissemination. She went on to lead the way in extending the insights of structuralism and poststructuralism into newly emerging fields now central to literary studies, fields such as gender studies, African American studies, queer theory, and
The Marks in the fields : essays on the uses of manuscripts( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of brief essays from a group of international scholars, illustrating the evidentiary usefulness of manuscripts as well as their complexities. Early and recent manuscripts from the collections of the Houghton Library illuminate the subject
Writing in English by Anita Pincas( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Moses and multiculturalism
A world of differenceThe critical difference : essays in the contemporary rhetoric of readingPersons and thingsConsequences of theoryThe feminist difference : literature, psychoanalysis, race, and genderMother tongues : sexuality, trials, motherhood, translationDivagations : the 1897 arrangement by the author ; together with "Music and letters"DisseminationDivagations
Alternative Names
Barbara Johnson Amerikaans taalkundige (1947-2009)

Barbara Johnson kritikus sastra Amerika Serikat

Johnson, Barbara

Johnson, Barbara 1947-

Johnson, Barbara 1947-2009

Johnson, Barbara E.

Johnson, Barbara E. 1947-2009

Johnson, Barbara E. (Barbara Ellen)

Johnson, Barbara E. (Barbara Ellen), 1947-2009

Johnson, Barbara Ellen.

Johnson, Barbara Ellen, 1947-

Johnson Barbara Ellen 1947-2009

Jonson, Bābara 1947-2009

Барбара Джонсон

Барбара Джонсън

باربارا جانسون زبان‌شناس، مترجم، و فیلسوف آمریکایی

باربرا جونسون

ジョンソン, バーバラ


ジョンソンバーバラ 1947-2009

English (236)

French (17)

Japanese (5)

German (4)